Professor Jamal Abedi to Serve on Campuswide Research Committee March 2012
Professor Jamal Abedi has been selected to serve on the UC Davis campuswide Interdisciplinary Frontiers in the Humanities and Arts (IFHA) Request for Applications (RFA) drafting committee. Housed in the UC Davis Office of Research, the IFHA is an initiative designed to promote interdisciplinary research and scholarly activities on the UC Davis campus. The IFP will facilitate interdisciplinary research teams in areas important to the human condition, such as health, agriculture, environment, energy, education, the arts, culture, social structures, and the economy. For more information on the program, visit the IFHA website.
Specializing in educational and psychological assessments, Jamal Abedi’s research focuses on testing for English language learners and issues concerning the technical characteristics and interpretations of these assessments. Abedi is the author of many publications in the assessment of and accommodations for English-language learners. He is on the advisory committees for several major assessment organizations and advises a number of states on testing for English learners and children with disabilities.